Position Title: Project Development Officer
Duty Station: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 31 January 2023
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
Under the Overall Supervision of the Chief of Mission and Direct Supervision of the Programme Support Officer, the Programme Development Officer will assist in supporting and contributing to the development of IOM Haiti programmes, and resource mobilizations efforts.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Contribute to the development of new programmes and projects, concept notes and project proposals, in close coordination with relevant donors, government counterparts and project partners, by providing technical inputs and support that respond to emerging trends and priorities and that are in compliance with donor interests and requirements. Coordinate the endorsement process for project proposals and reports.
- Assist with providing and coordinating inputs for information requests from Headquarters, the Regional Office, other IOM missions and external partners, such as donors, partner agencies, implementing partners, etc.
- Analyse resource requirements, document problems, gaps and opportunities, and make recommendations for action.
- Maintain effective working relationships with donor counterparts and programme partners, such as government authorities, diplomatic missions, and other relevant agencies and working groups.
- Draft visibility and other presentation materials for donors to support resource mobilization efforts and organize donor visits.
- Support the activation of projects, in close coordination with the Program Manager (PMs) and other pertinent IOM departments, and coordinate with the administrative units to facilitate project development, financial oversight and reporting.
- In close coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer, check coherence and consistency of monitoring and evaluation tools within the proposals being developed and bring issues to the attention of the M&E Officer and/or supervisor.
- Participate in budget and programmatic progress monitoring and assist in liaising with relevant donors on budget modifications and project extensions.
- Research potential and realistic funding opportunities among government and nongovernment donors, review calls for proposals and collect donor information.
- Maintain and update IOM Haiti archives and files.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in International Relations, International Development, Social Sciences, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
- University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience in supporting project development, technical writing, and editing, preferably in the international development/humanitarian sector.
- Work experience in donor relations and grant management for specific donors of IOM’s interest would be an advantage.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in
English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
For all applicants, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Haitian Creole is an advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
- Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
- Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
- Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
- Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
- Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
- Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
- Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
- Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
- Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
- Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
- Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.
The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 31 January 2023 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.
Requisition: VN 2023 10 Project Development Officer (P2) Port-au-Prince, Haiti (57932805) Released
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